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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the United States federal government established in 1970 at the proposal of President Richard Nixon to combat environmental degradation and protect human health. As part of its mission, the EPA enforces regulations affecting a variety of environmental issues, including air and water quality, pesticide-use, fuel economy standards, and nuclear contamination.  less -
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A Court-Side Seat: SCOTUS Decides Another Regulatory “Takings” Case; A Flurry of Action at EPA

This is a brief account of some of the important environmental and administrative law cases recently decided. THE U.S. SUPREME COURT  - Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco - On June 28, 2021, the Supreme Court decided...more

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Environmental Justice and Why You Should Care

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“Environmental Justice” is the concept that all people - regardless of race, color, national origin, or income - should receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation,...more

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Environmental Justice Rises to the Forefront of EPA Policy

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EPA and OMB issue directives and propose an initial budget for the Biden Administration’s EJ initiatives - With the Biden Administration’s appointees now in place, environmental justice (EJ) is moving to the forefront of...more

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USDA and Mexico Actions Impact Genetically Engineered Foods in the United States

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Two contrasting regulatory decisions by authorities in the United States and Mexico highlight the continued progress toward, and challenges to, the development of science and evidence based regulatory policies applicable to...more

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Policy Review Heats Up Under New EPA Administrator Regan

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The swearing-in of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator means that open questions on policy, agenda-setting, and prioritization for the Agency will soon be answered. Issues that have risen to the top of the new EPA...more

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[Webinar] The First 100 Days of President Biden’s Environmental Policy: Revolution or Back to Basics? - April 15th, 11:00 am -...

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The first 100 days of a new administration can define what lies ahead for the next four years. Join our panel of Nossaman Environment & Land Use attorneys from across the U.S. on April 15, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT...more

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Assessing Climate Cost in Policy Decisions

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Right out of the box, the Biden Administration took a decisive stance on the importance of climate costs in agency decision making, returning to Obama-era metrics and values. On his first day in office, President Biden issued...more

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Frozen! Delayed! Biden Administration to Review Environmental Regulations

Consistent with former administrations, the Biden administration took early actions to halt or review administrative regulations. One of the earlies administrative actions taken by the Biden administration was to freeze...more

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Climate, NEPA, Environmental Justice Dominate Hearing for EPA, CEQ Nominees

During yesterday’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, President Biden’s nominees for Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Brenda Mallory, and for Deputy Administrator the...more

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Biden Administration Takes Early Action on Climate Change

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In its first week in office, the Biden Administration took initial steps to meet its ambitious goals to address climate change. These steps are contained in a January 20, 2021, executive order (the "Day One Order"), a January...more

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Environmental Enforcement Outlook on Climate Change, NEPA and Emerging Contaminants and Chemical Safety

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With the arrival of a new US presidential administration, companies are anticipating potential shifts in enforcement priorities by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the areas of climate change, the National...more

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Review of President Biden’s Ambitious Climate Executive Orders

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President Biden's Executive Orders Mobilize the Administrative State to Address Climate Change - On January 27th, the White House held a “Climate Day” press briefing where President Biden, Special Presidential Envoy for...more

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Biden’s Inauguration Day Executive Order on Environment and Energy Regulation

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On his first day in office on January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order titled, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis” (the Order). The Order...more

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Less Frost, and More Cost: Biden Revives Interagency Working Group to Publish Updated Social Costs of Carbon and Other Greenhouse...

Key Points - President Biden’s Day One Executive Order on climate action reconvenes an interagency working group to establish interim and final social costs of three GHGs: carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. -...more

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Environmental Law – The Year in Review

JANUARY 2020 - FEDERAL APPELLATE COURTS - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - El Paso County, Texas, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. On January 8, 2020, a divided panel of the court quickly granted a...more

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Navigating The Transition: Key Upstream Issues To Watch In The Biden Administration

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Each new presidential administration brings with it its own set of policy goals and priorities. While the text of the environmental laws does not change without an act of Congress, agencies within the executive branch have a...more

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U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board: Petition Filed Challenging Class III/Class V Underground Injection Permits for South Dakota...

The Oglala Sioux Tribe (“Petitioner”) filed a December 24th Petition for Review (“Petition”) challenging the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) issuance of an underground injection control (“UIC”) Class...more

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Changes to Expect in Environmental Litigation Under Biden

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One thing is certain about 2021 – environmental and natural resources-related litigation against the federal government will continue apace and it will impact a range of private projects that require federal authorization of...more

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Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Takes Over Federal Wetlands Permit Process in State

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 17, 2020, signed an agreement to delegate to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) the authority to issue permits in the state under Section 404 of...more

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Energy 2021: USA

Overview of the current energy mix, and the place in the market of different energy sources - Due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. total energy consumption in 2020 is on pace to decline for a second straight...more

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Curious About the Biden/Harris Environmental Regulatory Agenda? Look No Further Than California

With the 2020 election now called, though yet to be conceded, questions abound as to what the environmental regulatory landscape may look like under a Biden/Harris administration. For California, we don’t expect much of a...more

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2020 Post-Election Analysis: Issue by Issue

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FIRST 100 DAYS - As President-elect Biden stands poised to assume the office he has aspired to for the past three decades, he inherits a national crisis not unlike the one he stepped into as vice president nearly 12 years...more

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A Court-Side Seat: An OSHA PSM Case, State Litigation Unmoved, New EPA Funding and Special Safety Standards for New Passenger Rail

This roundup of recent environmental and regulatory law rulings and rulemakings includes an EPA deadline extended, a NEPA exclusion and PSM application upheld, and an unsuccessful appeal to the federal officer removal...more

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The future of public lands under the Biden Administration

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President-elect Biden will assume office in January, 2021, with a divided nation, the global coronavirus pandemic, and a domestic energy market in a distressed state. The new administration will need to oversee the management...more

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A Court-Side Seat: Butterflies, Salt Marshes and Methane All Around

Our latest summary of some recent developments in the courts and the federal agencies includes a unique case involving salt marshes adjacent to San Francisco Bay....more

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